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24. Flow-IEG enables programmable thermodynamic properties in sequence-defined unimolecular macromolecules

A. C. Wicker, F. A. Leibfarth,  & T. F. Jamison. Polym. Chem. 2017, Article ASAP. [doi]


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23. Scalable synthesis of sequence-defined, unimolecular polymers by Flow-IEG

F. A. Leibfarth, J. A. Johnson & T. F. Jamison. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2015, 112, 10617-10622. [doi]

  • Highlighted in C&E News (vol. 93 (33): August 2015 p. 5) (link)
  • Highlighted in MIT Chemformation newsletter (link)

22. Iterative exponential growth of stereo- and sequence-controlled polymers

J. C. Barnes, D. J. C. Ehrlich, A. X. Gao, F. A. Leibfarth, Y. Jiang, E. Zhou, T. F. Jamsion & J. A. Johnson. Nature Chem. 2015, 7, 810-815. [doi]

  • Highlighted in Chemistry World Magazine (link)

21. Design and synthesis of donor-acceptor Stenhouse adducts: A visible light photoswitch derived from furfural

S. Helmy, S. Oh, F. A. Leibfarth, C. J. Hawker & J. Read de Alaniz. J. Org. Chem. 201479, 11316-11329. [doi]


20. Synthetic aptamer-polymer hybrid constructs for programmed drug delivery into specific target cells

S. S. Soh, B. F. Lee, F. A. Leibfarth, M. R. Robb, N. A. Lynd, M. E. Eisenstein, C. J. Hawker & H. T. Soh. J. Am. Chem Soc.. 2014, 136, 15010-15015. [doi]


19. Photoswitching using visible light: A new class of organic photochromic molecules

S. Helmy, F. A. Leibfarth, S. Oh, J. E. Poelma, C. J. Hawker & J. Read de Alaniz. J. Am. Chem Soc.. 2014136, 8169-8172. [doi]


18. Strain induced strengthening of the weakest link: The importance of intermediate geometry for the outcome of mechanochemical reactions

R. Groote, B. M. Szyja, F. A. Leibfarth, C. J. Hawker, N. L. Doltsinis & R. P. Sijbesma. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 1187-1192. [doi]


17. The emerging utility of ketenes in polymer chemistry

F. A. Leibfarth & C. J. Hawker. J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 3769-3782. [doi] (Highlight article)

  • Highlighted by Materials Views website (link)

16. External regulation of controlled polymerizations

F. A. Leibfarth, K. M. Mattson, B. P. Fors,  H. A. Collins & C. J. Hawker. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201352, 199-210. [doi] (Minireview)

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15. Efficient surface neutralization & enhanced surface adhesion through ketene-mediated crosslinking and functionalization

H. Jung, F. A. Leibfarth, S. Woo, S. Lee, M. Kang, B. Moon, C. J. Hawker & J. Bang. Adv. Funct. Mat. 2012, 23, 1597-1602. [doi]


14. Ketene-based route to rigid cyclobutanediol monomers for the replacement of BPA in high performance polyesters

D. J. Burke, T. Kawauchi, M. J. Kade, F. A. Leibfarth, B. McDearmon, M. Wolffs, P. H. Kierstead, B. Moon & C. J. Hawker. ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1, 1228-1232. [doi]


13. Transforming polylactide into value-added materials

F. A. Leibfarth, N. Moreno A. Hawker & J. D. Shand. J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2012, 50, 4814-4822. [doi]

  • Highlighted in UCSB Convergence Magazine (link)
  • Highlighted as journal cover image (link)

12. Reactivity ratios & mechanistic insight for the anionic ring-opening polymerization of epoxides

B. Lee, M. Wolffs, K. Delaney, J. Sprafke, F. A. Leibfarth, C. J. Hawker & N. A. Lynd. Macromolecules. 2012, 45, 3722-3731. [doi]


11. Low temperature ketene formation in materials chemistry through molecular engineering

F. A. Leibfarth, M. Wolffs, L. M. Campos, K. Delaney, N. Treat, M. J. Kade, B. Moon & C. J. Hawker. Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 766-771. [doi]


10. Reactive, multifunctional polymer films through thermal cross-linking of orthogonal click groups

J. M. Spruell, M. Wolffs, F. A. Leibfarth, B. C. Stahl, J. Heo, L. A. Connal, J. Hu & C. J. Hawker. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 16698-16706. [doi]


9. Mechanically Throwing a Reaction into Reverse

F. A. Leibfarth & C. J. Hawker. Science. 2011, 333, 1582-1583. [doi] (Perspective article)


8. Hope for graduate student childbirth policies

F. A. Leibfarth & N. Vermaak. Science. 2011, 333, 1380. [doi]


7. Controlling volume shrinkage in soft lithography through heat-induced crosslinking of patterned nanofibers

Y. Miyamura, C. Park, K. Kinbara, F. A. Leibfarth, C. J. Hawker & T. Aida. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 2840-2843. [doi]


6. Ketene functionalized polyethylene: Control of cross-link density & material properties

F. A. Leibfarth, Y. Schneider, N. A. Lynd, A. Schultz, B. Moon, E. J. Kramer, G. C. Bazan & C. J. Hawker. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 14706-14709. [doi]


5. A facile route to ketene functionalized polymers for broad materials applications

F. A. Leibfarth, M. Kang, M. Ham, J. Kim, L. M. Campos, N. Gupta, B. Moon & C. J. Hawker. Nature Chem. 2010, 2, 207-212. [doi]

  • Highlighted in "News and Views" section of Nature Chemistry. (link)
  • Highlighted in Chemistry World Magazine (link)
  • Highlighted in C&E News; "Versatile Ketene Polymers" (link)

4. Organocatalytic ring opening polymerization of trimethylene carbonate

F. Nederberg, B. G. G. Lohmeijer, F. A. Leibfarth, R. C. Pratt, J. Choi, R. M. Waymouth & J. L. Hedrick. Biomacromolecules.. 20078, 153-160. [doi]


3. Guanidine & amidine organocatalysts for ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters

B. G. G. Lohmeijer, R. C. Pratt, F. A. Leibfarth, J. W. Logan, D. A. Long, A. P. Dove, F. Nederberg, J. Choi, R. M. Waymouth & J. L. Hedrick. Macromolecules.. 2006, 39, 8574-8583. [doi]


2. Organocatalytic living ring opening polymerization of cyclic carbosiloxanes

B. G. G. Lohmeijer, G. Dubois, F. A. Leibfarth, R. C. Pratt, F. Nederberg, A. Nelson, R. M. Waymouth, C. Wade & J. L. Hedrick. Org. Lett.. 2006, 8, 4683-4686. [doi]


1. Chemeoresponsive monolayer transistors

X. Guo, M. Myers, S. Xiao, M. Lefenfeld, R. Steiner, G. S. Tulevski, J. Tang, J. Baumert, F. Leibfarth, J. T. Yardly, M. L. Steigerwald, P. Kim & C. Nuckolls. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2006103, 11452-11456. [doi]